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OZM Research Team

Miloslav KRUPKA Ph.D.
Co-CEO, Co-Founder & Co-Owner

Dr. Krupka leads OZM Research’s business enterprise strategy and personally participates in the development of new instruments and methods for the testing of Energetic Materials. Since 1995 he has developed and introduced more than twenty different instruments to the international market. He brings new ideas and the vision to further expansion of OZM Research’s business activities.
Before OZM Research’s founding in 1997, Dr. Krupka worked at the Institute of Energetic Materials, University of Pardubice, as an assistant professor. He received a Master’s (1993) and Ph.D. (2000) in the Technology of Explosives from the Institute of Energetic Materials, University of Pardubice.

Doc. Dr. Břetislav JANOVSKÝ
Co-CEO, Co-Founder & Co-Owner

Dr. Janovský is responsible for the development and production of equipment for the characterization of combustible materials such as flammable mixtures of gas, vapors and dusts with oxidizers. He also provides consultancy for hazard assessment of technologies in the process industry. He developer and brought four instruments to production.
Dr. Janovský has worked as an assistant professor and professor at the Institute of Energetic Materials, University of Pardubice, since 1998. He is author of more than 25 scientific articles. He received a Master’s (1990) and Dr. (1998) in the Technology of Explosives from the Institute of Energetic Materials, University of Pardubice.
 

Ondřej NĚMEC, Ph.D.
Product Manager

Dr. Němec is responsible for the development and production of different kinds of calorimeters and instruments for the characterization of emulsion explosives. Dr. Němec holds a Master’s (2010) and Ph.D. degree (2015) in Technology of Explosives from the Institute of Energetic Materials, University of Pardubice. After earning his doctorate he joined OZM as a product manager. Prior to that he participated in OZM Research’s tasks even during his studies.

Václav STANĚK, Ph.D.
Product Manager

Dr. Staněk is responsible for the development of new testing procedures, standards and application lists, especially for analytical instruments. He also participates in the development of new technologies for production of energetic materials.
Dr. Staněk received his Master’s (1994) and Ph.D. (2001) in Analytical Chemistry from the Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Pardubice. He joined OZM Research in 2017. Prior to that, he worked more than 15 years as an assistant professor at the Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Pardubice and later as a validation specialist at ALS Czech Republic, Life Sciences Division.
 

Jan CUPÁK
Product Manager

Mr. Cupák is an expert in HW design and the development of new electronic components. Also, he has been responsible for the development of special electronic devices for the measurement of physical properties.
Mr. Cupák, received a Master’s degree from the Brno University of Technology in 2011. He joined OZM in 2014. He began his career at the company, Chromservis, where he worked in research and development of advanced laboratory equipment designed for CBRN defense.

Jan HORKEL
Product Manager

Mr. Horkel focuses on the field of testing the impact and friction sensitivity of Energetic Materials and other dangerous substances. He is also leading a research project on the simulation of a nuclear reactor accident. He completed his Master’s degree in Safety Engineering at the Institute of Energetic Materials, University of Pardubice, in 2004.
Mr. Horkel has been working for OZM Research since 2006 and has been in charge of the development and production of impact and friction testing instruments there since 2008. Under his leadership, more than 100 instruments have been produced for customers worldwide.
 

Petr NESVADBA, Ph.D.
Product Manager

Dr. Nesvadba is an outstanding expert in the explosion processing of materials – a very special application of explosives. He has more than eighteen years of experience with explosive hardening, welding and other metal processing technologies. He has also participated in the development and testing of explosion-loaded instrumentation (e.g. closed vessels and ballistic mortars).
Dr. Nesvadba received his Master’s (2000) from the Brno University of Technology and Ph.D. (2012) from the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. He joined OZM in 2012. Prior to that, he spent twelve years as a researcher and a head of the Explosives Testing Facility at the Research Institute of Industrial Chemistry of Explosia Pardubice.

Petr STOJAN, Ph.D.
Product Manager

Dr. Stojan is responsible for the development of instruments designed for the testing of ballistic parameters of propellants. He invented the unique instrument and procedure for the determination of the burning rates of propellants called the STOJAN Vessel and many others.
Dr. Stojan received his Master’s (1996) and Ph.D. (2004) from the Brno University of Technology. Before joining OZM Research, his experience included internal ballistics, testing and technology of double and triple based propellants (in/for rocket motors and large caliber guns) and their application at the Research Institute of Industrial Chemistry of Explosia Pardubice.
 

Marcel HANUS, Ph.D.
Product Manager

Dr. Hanus is a product manager for detonation chambers and explosion-proof containers. Dr. Hanus is a graduate from the Institute of Energetic Materials, University of Pardubice, with M.Sc. (1996) and Ph.D. (1999) degrees. He joined OZM Research in 2004. He has also six years of experience as a defense scientist at the Military Institute for Weapon and Ammunition Technology. He was responsible for the transformation of the Czech Army methodologies for qualification and in-service surveillance of explosive materials to modern NATO standards, the development of new testing methods for service life control of explosive materials in rockets and missiles, development of ammunition demilitarization technologies and enhanced blast explosives. He acted as the national representative in NATO committees for testing of explosive materials AC/310 SG1 and AC/326 SG1 (1998–2006), wrote more than 100 R&D reports and technical documents, 3 NATO standards, 3 Czech defense standards, 19 papers at scientific conferences, 1 monograph and 1 university textbook

Vojtěch PELIKAN, Ph.D.
Product Manager

Dr. Pelikan leads the research of the electrostatic sensitivity of energetic materials with the focus on primary explosives and sensitive pyrotechnic mixtures. He is also involved in development of the pyrotechnic mixtures and related technologies for application in the initiation systems and their production and testing. Within OZM Research, he is responsible for the product portfolio of ESD testing instrumentation.
Dr. Pelikan received his Ph.D. degree (2009) in Technology of Explosives at the Institute of Energetic Materials (IEM), University of Pardubice.
Dr. Pelikan has worked as the assistant professor at the IEM since his graduation and actively collaborates with OZM Research since 2010. Since 2012 he is a member of the Czech National Committee for the Standardization of explosives and pyrotechnics.
Dr. Pelikan has also worked at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2009–2010) and Cavendish Laboratory at University of Cambridge, UK (2005–2006).
 

Martin KÜNZEL
Product Manager

Mr. Künzel is responsible for the development and production of optical and laser based instruments for the determination of detonation parameters.
Mr. Künzel received a Master’s degree in Technology of Explosives from the Institute of Energetic Materials, University of Pardubice, in 2011. During his studies, he authored more than 10 scientific papers in the field of energetic materials. He joined OZM in 2015.

Jan MAREK
Product Manager

Mr. Marek is responsible for the development and production of instruments designed for the characterization of combustible parameters of solid and liquid substances.
Mr. Marek received a Master’s degree in Department of Safety and Security Planning, Technical University of Ostrava, in 2010. From 2010 till 2013 he worked in the REACH Center laboratory studying dangerous properties of chemicals. He joined OZM in 2013.
 

Ivo BAUER
Senior Software Developer

Mr. Bauer is responsible for the full software development life cycle — from concept through delivery of commercial Windows applications for data acquisition & evaluation and remote control of scientific instruments for testing of Energetic Materials. He is also responsible for writing technical documentation and providing technical support to customers.
Mr. Bauer received a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pardubice (1998). Since 2001, Mr. Bauer has designed and developed software for many OZM Research's flagship products, performed on-site installations and conducted customer training sessions of selected instruments.

Martin POPELKA
Sales & Marketing Manager

Mr. Popelka is head of sales and marketing department. He is responsible for managing commercial offers and contracts, preparing marketing materials and business communication overall.
Mr. Popelka holds Master degree in Information Management from University of Hradec Kralove. He joined OZM in 2013, before that he spent 4 years at sales and distribution department at CISCO division of Foxconn company.

Monika JIROUTOVÁ
Production Manager

Mrs. Jiroutova is responsible for processing of purchase orders, production planning, communication with customers, transportation and related documents connected with export.
Mrs. Jiroutova holds Master degree in Environmental protection from Institute of Chemical and Process Engineering of University Pardubice. She joined OZM in 2012. She spent 3 years in sales department of company Chem Logistic.
 

Professor Muhamed SUCESKA

Muhamed Suceska is professor at the University of Zagreb (2017-now). Before joining the University of Zagreb he worked at Brodarski institute, Zagreb, as the head of Laboratory for Thermal Analysis (1993-2017). He also held the position of President of Scientific Council of Brodarski institute (1998-2010, 2016-2017). In the period 2009-2016 he was invited as a Principal Research Scientist to the Energetics Research Institute, Nanyang Technological University Singapore, to help build capability in Modeling and Simulation. Prof. Suceska studied Chemical Technology at the Technical Military Academy, Zagreb (1973-1977). He received his master’s (1986) from the Faculty of Natural Science and Mathematics in Zagreb, and PhD (1991) from the Technical Military Academy, Zagreb, (1991) His research interest covers thermal analysis and characterization of explosives, reaction kinetics, thermal initiation, and combustion and detonation chemistry and physics, with current focus on numerical modeling of thermal initiation and detonation of explosives.
Prof. Suceska is a member of several scientific bodies and organizations, as well as scientific and organizing committees of several international conferences (NTREM, IPS,  IPO, ESHP, CEEC-TAC, etc.). He is the Subject Editor of the Central European Journal of Energetic Materials (CEJEM) and editorial board member of High Energetic Materials.
Prof.Suceska has published 4 books more than 100 papers in international peer reviewed journal and conference proceedings. He developed several computer programs for modeling combustion and detonation. His program EXPLO5 for theoretical prediction of performance of explosives is now used in more than 40 research laboratories worldwide. He has been invited to speak at international conferences and has conducted guest lectures at several research institutions and universities worldwide including Germany, China, India, South Africa, Turkey, Singapore, etc.
 
 

 

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